It's hard to believe that it has been 20 years since that horrific tragedy of 9/11. I still remember exactly what I was doing when the planes hit those towers. My wife was feeding our brand new baby girl.  I was thinking, what kind of world did we bring my daughter into? I am also sure a lot of you remember what you were doing as well.

The Victoria Fire Department will be hosting a live-streamed 9/11 memorial ceremony to recognize the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and honor the first responders who sacrificed their lives that day. The event will be on Friday, September 10th at Frost Bank Memorial Stadium will not be open to in-person attendance. The ceremony starting at 7:45 a.m. on the City of Victoria, Texas – Government and Victoria Fire Department Facebook pages.

Retired United States Marshal Deputy Chief Dan Phillips will be the guest speaker at the event. Chief Phillips is the national director of Responder Health, a provider of mental wellness programs for first responder agencies, as well as the national training director for Armor Up America, an organization that works to treat PTSD and provide mental health support to first responders. He is an expert in building and sustaining law enforcement peer support programs and has responded to mass casualty scenes and other critical incidents across the country.

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